Category Archives: 09 September 2019

Lenora Byers Weeks

Lenora Byers Weeks, 90, of 503 W. Robinson Street, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in Brookview Healthcare Center.

Wife of Samuel Weeks, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Freeman and Marie Smith Byers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a brother, Rochelle Byers, of Fayetteville, NC; a sister, Peola Wilson, of Baltimore, MD.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, 11 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. James Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Elaine Alexandria Ellis

Elaine Alexandria Ellis, 65, of 529 Baker Street, Kings Mountain, NC, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, in Atrium Health Center, Shelby, NC.

Wife of Randy Huskey, she was born in Hartford, CT and was a daughter of the late George and Hyacinth Joseph Ellis.

She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Smyrna, SC.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a brother, Charles Ellis, of Hartford, CT; two sisters, Edna Marie Ellis, of New York, NY and Paula Beninato, of Hartford; mother-in-law, Willie Huskey, of Blacksburg.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, 2 p.m., in the Gilmore Chapel with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bell officiating.

The family is at the home of Willie Huskey, 101 Bell Street, Blacksburg.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Tillie Jefferies

Tillie M. Jefferies was born in Osierfield, Georgia on July 24, 1957 to Ezekiel Black and Tilda Dixon Jones.

She was of the Baptist Faith.  Tillie was employed as a dietician in the health-care field. She was a gregarious lady who loved people. Her beautiful smile could light up the soul. She enjoyed looking at television, especially SyFy programs.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Willie Dixon. She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Flavius Jefferies; two daughters, Patricia Bankhead (Rev. Arkiva) and Sonya Jefferies; a sister, Annie Jones; a brother, Ira Jones; grandchildren, Markia Triplett, Shemaia Byrd, Kennedy Jefferies, Cedric Jefferies, Ohaji Byrd, Jessica Jefferies, and Arkiva Bankhead; 2 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel withThe Reverend Arkiva Bankhead officiating. Interment will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.